Wines 2010 Circe Pinot Noir

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2010 Circe Pinot Noir

$40.00

The Pinot Noir is made using 2 fermenters, one being 100% whole bunches, the other being 20% whole bunches with a long cold soak.  Barrels are 50% new, being Francois Freres, Mercurey and Saury.

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The Pinot Noir is made using 2 fermenters, one being 100% whole bunches, the other being 20% whole bunches with a long cold soak.  Barrels are 50% new, being Francois Freres, Mercurey and Saury.

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for 2010 Circe Pinot Noir

Melbourne Weekly

Perfumed, lifted and floral, this shows the lift that pigeage and whole-bunch fermentation gives to a wine. Aromas of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, spice and classy oak that add to the complexity are present and there’s good weight on the palate with sappy, cheery, strawberry and mineral flavours that have a lifted elegance. the structure of the wine is terrific – it will age well -with a lovely texture and vibrant acid that leads to waves of persistent raspberry and strawberry flavours on the finish? It’s young and tightly coiled.

Do decant it for a few hours before serving.
Food match : Roast duck

5 out of 5 in the Melbourne weekly

Nick Bullied

“Dan has given a modern classic of elegant Victorian Shiraz greater consistency and richness that even fans of big Aussie Shiraz would love”.

Nick Bullied MW

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Peter Bourne

Overseeing the renaissance of Australia’s pre-eminent Shiraz, is just one high point of a stellar career stretching across Burgundy, Bordeaux and our top wineries

Peter Bourne Gourmet Traveller WINE

Jane Faulkner

What to drink…with Tapas

GRENACHE and tempranillo, Spain’s great reds, don’t always go well with tapas – pinot noir is a far better red option. Circe is the new boutique label from Dan Buckle (who is also winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran) and Aaron Drummond (Mount Langi’s marketing manager). Between day jobs, the two are drawn to fruit from the Hillcrest Road single vineyard, in Red Hill. This subtle pinot is fragrant and balances savoury elements with cherry, delicate spice with fine acidity and supple tannins. Impressive for such a young pinot noir, it is perfect with jamon or chorizo. From Rathdowne Cellars, Carlton.

The Saturday Age – Life & Style 3rd September 2011 – Jane Faulkner

Jeremy Pringle

It’s my birthday today so I feel like writing up a wine that I adored over two nights earlier this week. Ok, that’s a lie – I’d prefer to be drinking another bottle of it and taking no notes whatsoever…but into all lives a little hardship must fall.

For those unfamiliar with the Circe story, former Mount Langi winemaker Dan Buckle (now heading up operations at Chandon in the Yarra – and about to get a new sound system from which to blare Neil Young albums at the winery) returned to his old stomping grounds a few years back to pursue his dream of great Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir. He knew that, given the fickle nature of the grape, that dream could easily become a nightmare. Thus the name ‘Circe’. Fortunately for all of us, any possible curses were navigated successfully.

No surprise that the wine is intensely fragrant and very beautiful. Wild strawberry and raspberry with a little sensuous plummy depth. Sublime acidity and a silken mouthfeel to die for. Understated fruit sweetness is kept ably in check by sappy/foresty characters and a hint of anise. Ephemeral and nimble through the palate with considerable, spicy persistence. At first I thought I might like to see a bit more tannin wrangled from the grapes but as I kept sipping at the glass I began to suspect that it would only undermine the purity and precision on offer. Furthermore, it just seems to be coming together after two years and has a fair future ahead of it if you can lay some down. Magical stuff.

Excellent – Jeremy Pringle

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